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Sociology, B.A. (30 Credit Major)

The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

CORE COURSES (12 credits)

All students are required to complete the following courses:

Credits

Course

Title

3

SOC 300

The Sociological Imagination

3

SOC 301

Methods of Social Research

3

SOC 302

Foundations of Modern Sociological Theory

3

SOC 303

Advanced Methods of Social Research

COURSES IN STUDENT'S CONCENTRATION (18 credits)

Each student is required to complete a concentration in one of three separate tracks. At least 9 of these credits must be at the 300-400 level. The tracks, detailed below, are (1) General Sociology, (2) Demography and Population Health, and (3) Education, Social Inequality and Urban Studies.

NOTES: 1. SOC 166 or any 200 level SOC course is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level courses. 2. Students registering for SOC 300 and SOC 301 must have a Sociology Grade Point Average of C (2.0) or better. 3. Students registering for SOC 302 and all 400 level courses must have completed SOC 300 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better. 4. Students registering for SOC 303 and all 400 level courses must have completed and SOC 301 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.

CONCENTRATIONS IN SOCIOLOGY

CONCENTRATION IN GENERAL SOCIOLOGY (18 credits)

Students are required to take 6 courses beyond the required 4 courses specified above. These courses are to be chosen from the list of Sociology Courses in the Bulletin. At least three of these courses must be at the 300-400 level.

CONCENTRATION IN DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION HEALTH (18 Credits)

Required Courses (9 credits)

Credits

Course

Title

3

SOC 319

Population and Society

3

SOC 320

Immigration and Adaptation

3

SOC 339

American Demography

Electives (9 credits) to be chosen from the list below:

SOC 166, SOC 220, SOC 223, SOC 227, SOC 240,

SOC 243, SOC 305, SOC 321, SOC 322, SOC 333,

SOC 343, SOC 345, SOC 3470, SOC 402, SOC 460 and SOC 481.

NOTE: MAT 104 or higher is strongly recommended.

CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATION, SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND URBAN STUDIES (18 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

Credits

Course

Title

3

SOC 234

Urban Sociology

3

SOC 235

Education and Society

3

SOC 309

Social Inequality

3

SOC 334

Urban Sociology in Global Perspective

Electives (6 credits) to be chosen from the list below:

SOC 166, SOC 222, SOC 227, SOC 228, SOC 230, SOC 231, SOC 233,

SOC 237, SOC 238, SOC 250, SOC 306, SOC 308, SOC 322, SOC 324,

SOC 3250, SOC 328, SOC 332, SOC 335, SOC 3360, SOC 338, SOC 344,

SOC 345, SOC 3470, SOC 402, SOC 460 and SOC 481.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

The Minor in Sociology consists of five courses totaling 15 credits. At least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

Students who wish to qualify for Departmental Honors are required to take either SOC 460: Honors Seminar or SOC 481: Advanced Tutorial in Sociology.

WOMEN'S STUDIES OPTION

See the description of the program contained later in the Bulletin.

Last modified: 11/20/2014